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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Archer "Arch" Ellwein
August 1, 1956 - October 2, 2018

Place of Birth: Sidney, MT
Residence: Sidney, MT
Age: 62

Archer “Arch” Dennis Ellwein passed away October 2, 2018 in Billings, MT. Arch was born August 1, 1956 in Sidney, MT to Earl M and Grace Albert Ellwein. He graduated from Sidney High School and began a career in radio broadcasting, which included a variety of ball games throughout Eastern Montana. He was known as “The voice of the Eagles”. As demanding as broadcasting was, he still found time to help his father do carpentry.
In younger years he would create scenes to act out using blankets on clotheslines for curtains, chairs and saw horses for his audiences of neighborhood children, and a dog with a Christmas wreath around his neck representing a lion.
Arch enjoyed teaching school children the fun in creating and acting in a variety of plays, which were held in schools and parks across North Dakota and Montana. He was very involved in the Sidney community and well-known for his portrayal of political figures including Theodore Roosevelt, Sgt. John Ordway, buffalo hunter Vic Smith, and Cpt. Grant Marsh. He performed coast-to-coast in more than 2,400 shows. Arch was also a former member at the MonDak Heritage Center and was always interested in events at the museum.
Arch was preceded in death by his father Earl, a sister Louise, and an infant brother Anthony.
He is survived by his mother Grace Ellwein and brother Earl Ellwein both of Sidney, MT.

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RANCE HARALSON (SIDNEY, Montana)
Oct 4, 2018
This man was a huge asset to this community as well as other towns in our area. He will be sorely missed for his announcing and character portrayals.
God Bless Arch!
Tammy Linder (Sidney, Montana)
Oct 4, 2018
Arch will be sorely missed by all ages of people in the community. God's peace to his family and friends.
Lenny Larson (Sidney, MT)
Oct 4, 2018
Arch let a big void that will be hard to replace. The work he did with the schools was amazing. The world is missing a great man. Rest in Peace Arch.
Bev Harbaugh (Jordan, Montana)
Oct 4, 2018
Served on Missouri River Country tourism with Arch for many years. Always enjoyed his sense of humor and all he brought to the table. he will be missed. God bless you Arch.
Glendive Broadcasting (Glendive, Montana)
Oct 4, 2018
God Speed--fly like an Eagle Arch. A man who brought historical figures to life, taught and coached acting to kids of every age for decades.
Arch was a family man and managed a successful business. The "Voice of Sports" across the region, an in particular to his beloved Sidney Eagles. A man who game so much to so many, for so long. He will be dearly missed!
FAYE HAYES (Sidney, Mt)
Oct 4, 2018
We will miss ARCH in this town..he did so much for the youth in this community...God Bless his family
Amanda (Sidney, Mt)
Oct 4, 2018
I can not believe he passed away a lot of people will miss him so much. He was such a amazing person and a good friend to everybody he knew
Sharon Smelser (Sidney, MT)
Oct 4, 2018
Hearing of Arch's "going Home" hits me hard and my heart goes out to his mother, my dear friend and neighbor, Grace. In his younger years Arch was a buddy and playmate of my boys, Todd and Bret. In fact, Arch, a year older than Todd, also his protector from neighborhood bullies, was the only one who got away with calling Todd, Toddy! Arch, at this young age, was a clever instigator of plays and circuses in which our kids took part with the plays being written, directed, acted in and produced by himself. Seeing Archer bring his elderly Mom. Grace, to church services at Trinity, taking communion with her and helping her take part in the services was beautiful. I thank God for Archer in our lives and now in God's grace and glory. Peace be with you Grace.
Kristi Williams (Sidney, MT)
Oct 4, 2018
For the past 2 years I had the pleasure of being on the other end of the phone as Arch made sports games come to life. Rest in heavenly peace, Arch!
Butch Renders (Fairview, Mt)
Oct 4, 2018
Whether it was "the" voice of a sports event or a historical personality or teaching the young of our community he was so much to our community. Rest in peace Arch we will miss you.
Craig & Doreen Herbert (Glasgow, MT)
Oct 5, 2018
Arch will be missed by so many people from all over the area. No one announces games like him, making a blow out one sound like a nail biter! Plus he put heart & soul into his character impersonations and inspired so many kids that he taught over the years. RIP Arch.....
Tami Maltese
Oct 5, 2018
Arch did so much for Sidney. He was always involved in the community. He will be missed for his announcing, acting, and his historical portrayals.
Jamie Carlsen (Sidney, Montana)
Oct 5, 2018
Arch was so patient with our individuals. He encouraged them to just be who they were. That was enough. ROI will forever remember and be indebted to him for letting our people fly and be who they were in plays and in person. You will be missed Arch, so very much.
Gina McIntyre (Sidney, MT)
Oct 6, 2018
Thank you, Arch, for everything you have done for our little community. You have left a void, that no one can replace. RIP.
Ken Keysor
Oct 7, 2018
Arch was one of the kindest people I have ever known. Although it would be years between seeing him he always had time to visit when I would be home visiting my parents.
God Speed Arch, you always were a great radio voice and a better person.
Bruce & Dorothy Gjorven (Williston, North Dakota)
Oct 8, 2018
We met Arch through his work at the Confluence Center and Fort Buford. He was a great story teller and had the ability to hold all ages in his stories. He made history come to life. He will be greatly missed. Our sympathies to his family and friends.
Steven Reidburn (Jamestown, ND)
Oct 9, 2018
My condolences to the family. He was a big part of the Sidney community and Fort Buford Historic Site
Tom Miller (Rapid City , SD)
Oct 12, 2018
Deadwood SD March 24 2018
Arch the man in real life better than a hologram Respected community leader a dynamic personality. God bless his soul
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